A list of entries tagged with April 2021 innovation

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Teacher Information Packs

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges and universities Community engagement Promoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries

Schools and colleges have been impacted massively during the pandemic. They are increasingly worried about the creation of a generation of ‘lost’ students with no sense of aspiration or employment. On this project they were asked to support the Foundations client group and wider education communities suffering due to the global pandemic. After discussing the issues with the local college…

Promoting Oral Hygiene to the Workforce

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Consultation on health and safety

The company strive to provide ways for their employees and subcontractors to be both happier and healthier and it is seen that there are benefits of good oral hygiene. The mouth serves as a vantage point for detecting early symptoms of systemic diseases. Systemic diseases such as diabetes, often start to become apparent as a mouth lesion or other dental…

Lifecycle Carbon Analysis

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Carbon reduction

A Lifecycle Carbon Analysis initiative has been developed by this company and initially rolled out on their project. It is intended to provide not only a meaningful carbon report for design and long term running of the facility but also to provide real-time, stage 4 design based project date as a base line for comparison of future leisure style projects….

Drainage Storing Racking

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDesignated storage locations Materials management

The site is utilising drainage storage racking to enable the neat storage and ease movement of pipes and fixings that can be taken via forklift to the place of work. The drainage storage racking supports a tidy site minimising slip, trip and falls and manual handling, unnecessary walking around site and potential injuries. The use of drainage storage racking also…

CCTV and Facial Recognition

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Brian Cole
CategoriesControlled access Controls and expected behaviours Risk assessments

This contractor has implemented a CCTV sentry system to aid the site management with controlling health and safety requirements. The benefits of this system are: Hard hat detection: If no hard hat is detected on an operative then a notification with the image of event is instantly sent to the team. Face mask detection: This detects if an individual is…

GIS Isochrone Mapping

Published 24 May 2021 | Written by Tom O'Reilly
CategoriesInvestigation for environmental events

At this contractor, typically the decision to select a waste management company will be determined by which member of the supply chain has put themselves forward to cover a certain postcode area. Whilst location is generally the main factor behind a waste companies decision to provide their service in a select area, many are happy to travel significant distances which…

Recycling Site Accommodation Furniture

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Emily Bailey
CategoriesCircular economy

This company have been developing solutions to reduce furniture waste. This initiative addresses the seemingly simple re-use of site accommodation furniture, which is notoriously complex in application. Challenges presented within the process of successfully uplifting, managing and redistributing products include; Time limited site access and requirement for qualified personnel Low value furniture products vs high labour cost Inconsistent stock:demand ratios…

Farrans DNA Initiative

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Clare Taylor
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support EDI/FIR training

DNA – Diversify/Nurture/Accept. DNA is an initiative developed by three people within the contractor. It is a network aimed at all the protected characteristic groups (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation), with the goal to build meaningful support networks to inspire and empower people so that they can…

COMET Root Cause Analysis Toolkit

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesControls and expected behaviours Inspection and assurance

Investigation of accidents, incidents and near misses is essential if lessons are to be learned. Understanding root causes and associated human factors is important to prevent recurrence but is not always done or done well. COMET from STC Insiso is a product developed by professional investigators with major accident experience in the oil and gas sector which this contractor is…

Medical Grade Air Purifiers

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by Darren Goldstone
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning and maintenance regime

The project team have introduced MAXVAC MEDI 10 air purifiers. These purifiers use UV-C technology which remove up to 99.9% of all particles, viruses, bacteria and other airborne allergens in enclosed spaces including coronavirus. By using these devices in offices, and welfare facilities such as canteens and changing rooms, they are creating another layer of protection on top of all…

Sanitising Sensitive Equipment On Site

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesCleaning and maintenance regime

The contractor is using the HQube UV-C Sterilising Cube that uses highly effective UV-C technology to disinfect in just 3 minutes high-cost electronic equipment such as noise monitors, damp meter readers, laser levels, pipe finders, cable detectors and other handheld tools that require sharing but the use of chemical disinfectant could damage them in the process. Sharing tools on sites…

Intelligent Security System

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesControlled access Preventing unauthorised access

Situated in the heart of the City of Westminster, this project is a prominent mixed-use development within walking distance of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and St. James’ Park. Considering the location, the project can be an attractive place for trespassers. In order to keep site safe and secure, the contractor has implemented a series of CCTV camera systems….

Countdown Clock on Hoardings

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesRegular updates of progress

Despite the best efforts it is not always possible to reduce the inconvenience that comes with building works to neighbouring properties during our project works. The project team are also aware that many residents are working from home these days due to coronavirus and they wanted to give them a visual aid of when the project is going to finish….